The Greying of the Game

It’s a conversation I’ve heard repeated around the net and in gaming stores: gamers are getting old. Oh we’re not quite ready to be put on oxygen with 24-hour nurses, but our demographics are shifting ever-upward. Instead of being 12-year-old geeks who worried about getting their books dumped or what that cute girl down the … Read more

All’s Fair in SimLove and SimWar in The Sims

The Sims is a strangely compelling simulation game that lets players micromanage someone else’s life. It’s made by Maxis, the same folks that created the legendary SimCity games, as well as the less legendary SimEarth, SimAnt and pretty much anything else that begins with “Sim”. Those games were largely macroscopic in scope, giving players control … Read more

Organizing Your Campaign Online, Part II: Alternatives

Organizing your campaign online is easy, especially using Yahoo! Groups, a free online discussion board offered as part of the Yahoo! search engine. But for those who don’t want to use Groups — perhaps because of Yahoo’s notorious terms-of-use contracts (Yahoo’s terms of use includes language that leads some to believe that the company is … Read more

Organizing Your Campaign Online, Part I

Life is hell on gaming. My Dungeons and Dragons campaign’s been running for about five years. I’ve got about 10 active players ranging in age from early 20s to early 30s. Most have girlfriends. About half are married. A few have kids. A few are thinking about kids. All have day jobs and horde free-time … Read more

Expand your mind with the Psionics Handbook

Psionic abilities in previous editions of Dungeons and Dragons were awkward add-ons that only the most zealous individuals were willing to use. D&D3rd Edition’s Psionics Handbook changes all that, folding psionics almost seamlessly into the core D&D rules. The Psionics Handbook was one of the first supplemental rule books released after the three “core” D&D … Read more

The Undead Rise to Rule the World in All Flesh Must Be Eaten

The restless dead have risen from their graves. Whether because of interstellar radiation, comet debris, toxic pollution, alien microbes, animated corpses are attacking intent on slaying (at best) or devouring (at worst) the living. And some how, some way, the heroes of All Flesh Must Be Eaten have to find a way to live another … Read more

Waging War Against Unimaginable Terror with Delta Green

The stars are almost right. Alien creatures out of time and mind have infested our world, making dark packs with national governments that trade sanity-rending secrets for a freehand in human experimentation. At the dawn of the 21st century only one force stands against the vast conspiracies ensnaring America: Delta Green.